With the James Bond Aston Martin DBS being sold as the most expensive Bond related item, recently, there was yet another 007 collectible which hit the Christie’s auction block on 25th November. We are talking about the pistol that was seen in the hands of Sean Connery in a publicity poster of the movie ‘From Russia With Love’. The pistol earned 14 times more than its pre-estimate and turned out to in fact be a ‘golden gun.’
Touted to be the most popular film of the Bonds franchise, the gun was estimated to earn between $23,600 and $31,500 but the gun sold for a staggering $437,000 thanks to some furious bidding.
Part of Christie’s ‘Popular culture: Film and Entertainment’ auction in London, the gun was the star lot amongst Star
Wars and Superman memorabilia. The interesting bit is that the gun itself was never meant for fame: it belonged to the photographer on the poster shoot, and was only used as a last resort when the original Walther PPK pistol didn’t turn up.